How to look great and feel great for free on campus

Now that the first few weeks of school have passed, you have probably gotten into somewhat of a routine. Maybe you now realize that there are some chunks of time in your schedule and you need something to do to fill them, something to keep you active and healthy.

Luckily, there are many activities like clubs and programs around campus to help you do just that.

Do you want to learn to dance? Check out the dance club here on campus. According to Laura Ann Bliecher, the club president, they meet on campus every Tuesday night at PSB 152. No experience is necessary.

“All you need is a passion and drive for dance,” Bliecher said. The club enjoys a variety of styles from Latin to Jazz to Hip-Hop. All you have to do to get involved is stop by. Keep an eye out for dance club events in the Den coming in November.

If you are more into outdoor activities such as riding your bike, then check out the Bike Club. They meet up every Monday at 6:00 p.m. in Cuddy Hall. The club advocates bicycles on campus and in the community, and educates through workshops and rides. “We’ve been playing bike polo regularly,” member Matt Block said.

Check out their Facebook page for more details.

If you happen to be over at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, there are plenty of things to keep you entertained. Pick up a recreation schedule to find out about times that the various facilities are available. There are opportunities for lap swimming, open pool, a fitness center and even chances to get out on the ice for some skating or pond hockey. The basketball/volleyball court is also open at designated times. You may have heard that the WFSC has recently remodeled the locker rooms as well.

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The Intramural Program is housed in the sports center as well. There are teams for basketball, volleyball, hockey and soccer to name a few.

“The number of participants playing volleyball is growing fast,” Intramural Director Julie Weber said.  Soccer is also a very popular option. “There are about 500 participants overall this semester,” Weber said. Students can join the program as an individual or as a team. There is a $10 fee and you must be enrolled in at east six credits to participate.

The Intramural program also hosts the Not-So-Great Alaskan Shootout, a 3-on-3 b-ball tournament and a co-ed volleyball tournament. Pamphlets and forms are always available at the Intramural office, which is in Room 209 of the Sports Center.

For more information on various clubs and organizations, check with the Greek Life Office in the Student Union Room 210.